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This Country - Easterhouse - Waiting For The Redbird


1989
Label: Rough Trade - C-124 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: Philippines • Genre: Rock • Style: New Wave, Pop Rock
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Easterhouse sounds so much like the Chameleons on Contenders' opening track, "Out on Your Own," that the credits need to be double-checked. As with the Chameleons, Easterhouse likes to set a mood, often a somber one. Andy Perry's dour vocals and his brother, Ivor Perry's driving, shimmering This Country - Easterhouse - Waiting For The Redbird summarize the golden years of English post-punk; the moody atmospherics of the Chameleons, the angry folk-rock of New Model Army, the summery jangle of the Smiths -- they're all here.

What Contenders doesn't have are enough songs that are worthy of being heard again. Although the crackling energy of Contenders easily knocks out Easterhouse's languid second LP, Waiting for the Redbird, it still falls short; the album becomes increasingly less interesting as it unfolds.

The initial three tracks on Contenders -- "Out on Your Own," "Whistling in the Dark," and "Nineteen This Country - Easterhouse - Waiting For The Redbird Nine" -- raise expectations for the rest of the LP; sung and played with the relentless enthusiasm of a young band unleashed Big Mistake - Still Going West - After The Concert the studio for the first time, they'd make a sensational EP.

Tame The Tikbalang - Forever Shall Be, Easterhouse has a tendency to meander, and sluggish songs such as "Lenin in Zurich," "To Live Like This," and "Estates" drag the album down. Moreover, Andy Perry's voice is buried beneath the mix; consequently, his political lyrics are not always intelligible, draining them of the power they probably had on paper.

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  1. What Contenders doesn't have are enough songs that are worthy of being heard again. Although the crackling energy of Contenders easily knocks out Easterhouse's languid second LP, Waiting for the Redbird, it still falls short; the album becomes increasingly less interesting as it unfolds.
  2. 01 Waiting for the Redbird 02 You're Gonna Miss It (When It's Gone) 03 Stay With Me (Death on the Dole) 04 Come Out Fighting 05 America 06 Hope and Glory 07 Say Yes 08 This Country 09 Sweatshop "Who will protect us from our protectors?".
  3. A stridently political band that came up in the mid-'80s and failed to follow through on high expectations, Easterhouse's early sound wasn't unlike a cross between The Chameleons and The meztishakarlandanayaforcehammer.infoinfo on, they won the vocal adoration of the latter group's Morrissey, who no doubt found the left-wing leanings and roaring sound -featuring blaring, reverb-drenched guitars- a powerful combination.
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  5. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Waiting For The Redbird on Discogs.3/5(2).
  6. Easterhouse A: Waiting For The Redbird B: Leaving: Rough Trade Australia: K Oct 7" 0 Germany: Easterhouse A: Come Out Fighting B: New World In The Morning: Rough Trade Germany: RTD 7" 0: Easterhouse A: Waiting For The Redbird B: My Revolution: Rough Trade Germany: RTD 7" 0 UK: Easterhouse A: Get Back To Russia B.
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